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A Gospel Revival in Memphis Breathes Fresh Life Into Sacred Sounds

May 24, 2023 | | Music, Online
A half-century ago, Elizabeth King and Elder Jack Ward recorded for D-Vine Spirituals. The label’s masters found a new home, giving their music — old and new — a second chance. Shipp, a local D.J., had just founded the label D-Vine Spirituals, and despite having no experience as a producer, he knew what he wanted […]

Memphis choreographer fuses country music with modern dance

May 17, 2023 | | Online
Memphis choreographer fuses country music with modern dance. “I was looking for my next inspiration, my next project, and was listening to (country) music, ...

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis plans ‘transformative’ expansion and renovation

May 17, 2023 | | Online
The new park will be more visitor-friendly, with some seating areas, a space for performances and screen projection, water features, artwork installations, and other enhancements. Despite the improvements, the park will remain unfenced and open, 24 hours a day. "There won't be any gates here," Self said.

The Rappers Pushing Memphis Hip-Hop Forwards

May 9, 2023 | | Music, Online
In this episode of 'Scene Reports', we tour the city that gave the world Three 6 Mafia.

These Black-Owned Southern Coffee Shops Are Hubs for Inclusivity and Community

May 9, 2023 | | Online
Visit these Black-owned coffee shops in the South that build community and inclusivity.

National Civil Rights Museum to host ‘Building Black Wealth’ event

Apr 26, 2023 | | Online
By Corey Davis  –  Reporter, Memphis Business Journal Apr 25, 2023 Updated Apr 25, 2023, 2:37pm CDT Listen to this article     4 min The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) is hosting an upcoming event to address the issue of wealth disparity in the U.S. The organization is set to have a free hybrid event on Thursday, April 27. The event, […]

Why Travelers Should Choose Memphis Over Nashville This Summer

Apr 26, 2023 | | Online
If you’ve been to Nashville lately, you’ve probably noticed how packed it is. There’s a current trend of bachelorettes and their bridal parties flocking to Nashville for one last wild weekend before heading to the altar — and they’re not the only ones overcrowding Nashville. Music lovers and travelers searching for that Southern charm aren’t […]

Drake adds Memphis date to ‘It’s All A Blur’ Tour

Apr 24, 2023 | | Music
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Drake will be coming to the FedEx Forum Thursday, June 29. The rapper added a total of 12 new shows to his highly-anticipated tour. According to reports, tickets for the new dates will be available starting with Cash App Card and Sprite presales. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs act to extend […]

Chamber study: Memphis still leads U.S. in supply chain and logistics

Apr 24, 2023 | | Online
Memphis remains the national leader in the supply chain and logistics industry, according to a Greater Memphis Chamber report. The industry accounted for more than 3,600 companies with 119,000 employees in the Memphis area, according to the 2022 Greater Memphis Market Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Report. “Memphis is the global logistics leader because of the four […]

Mayor Strickland discusses what’s next as city scores $350M from state for sports venues

Apr 24, 2023 | | Online
The City of Memphis has scored a big funding victory. The Tennessee General Assembly approved $350 million in funding to the City to conduct major renovations to the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium and FedExForum as well to build a new multiuse stadium for Memphis 901 FC. The funding package came as part of the State’s […]